Foxtel Highlights - Monday April 29 to Sunday May 5, 2019
WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday April 29 to Sunday May 5, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Some new Aussie Gold Hunters are ready to put everything on the line for some shiny glory
There’s plenty of great finds on Foxtel this week.
Looking for something amazing? Well, so are the Aussie Gold Hunters, and with teams – both old and new – ready to search for some of that elusive precious metal. This popular series is back for more, so don’t miss out on the chance to see if anyone will strike it rich this time around!
When it comes to searching for meaning in the universe, the characters in The 100 are very experienced, and the exciting thing about the new season of this popular show (headed by Australian actress Eliza Taylor) is that the creators have moved it into a new phase and fans are in for a treat.
Speaking of delivering good things for followers – the Hyundai A-League has reached the most exciting part of the season. At the end of the week it’s elimination finals time so see who moves that bit closer to the ultimate victory, the grand final.
Another top sports pick for the week is the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: PIRTEK Perth SuperNight. This is one of the major highlights of the Supercars calendar as it is the only night event in this season. Don’t miss out on seeing who’ll be first across the line under lights.
And, finally, speaking of winners, don’t miss Olivia Colman in the role which deservedly nabbed her an Academy Award this year – playing Queen Anne in the very unique comedy-drama The Favourite, also starring Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Like Colman herself, it’s brilliant.
Continuing series include: Game of Thrones (FOX SHOWCASE), Thrones 360: LIVE (FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE), Thronecast (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle), Veep (FOX SHOWCASE), Barry (FOX SHOWCASE), What We Do in the Shadows (FOX SHOWCASE), Victoria (BBC First), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (FOX8), American Idol 2019 (FOX8), Baptiste (BBC First), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Hold the Sunset (UKTV), Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius (Lifestyle Food), Food Safari Earth (Lifestyle Food), Frankie Drake Mysteries (13th STREET), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (UKTV), Better Things (FOX SHOWCASE), TRL (MTV), Treasures of the British Library (foxtel arts), Celebrity MasterChef UK, (Lifestyle Food), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), Stars of the Silver Screen (foxtel arts), Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (13th STREET), Confessions of a Serial Killer (Crime + Investigation), Live from the BBC (UKTV), The Good Karma Hospital (UKTV), Hostile Planet (National Geographic), Building Giants (BBC Knowledge), The Indian Dream Hotel on Tour (Lifestyle), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Holmes and Holmes (Lifestyle Home), Treehouse Masters (Discovery Channel), George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Lifestyle), Very Cavallari (E!), LadyGang (E!), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), The Great Kiwi Bake Off (Lifestyle Food), Storage Wars (A&E), Bang on Budget (Lifestyle Home), The Jim Jefferies Show (The Comedy Channel), Landscape Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), My 600-Lb Life (TLC), The Directors (foxtel arts), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Vanderpump Rules (Arena), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena), Good Trouble (FOX8), Explorer (National Geographic), Good Bones (Lifestyle Home), Secret Life of the Zoo (Animal Planet), Expedition Unknown (Discovery Channel), The Challenge: War of the Worlds (MTV), Texas Metal (Discovery Turbo), Forged in Fire (A&E), Vanity Fair Confidential (Crime + Investigation), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Trans AM (Discovery Channel), World’s Busiest Cities (BBC Knowledge), Fake or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Betrayed (TLC), Jesus: His Life (HISTORY), Cults and Extreme Belief (Crime + Investigation).
Monday, April 29
Buddy’s Big Bakedown – Lifestyle Food, 10.15am
Cake Boss Buddy Valastro returns to screens with a brand new competition sure to whet the appetite. Baking duos from all over America do battle, creating everything from extravagant amusement park cakes to princess castles, unicorns and gravity defying masterpieces.
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen – Discovery Channel, 1.54pm
Emmy-winning investigative journalist Chris Hansen hits the road, bringing to life heart-wrenching and callous homicide cases. Re-enactments, archival footage and interviews with those linked to the crimes help tell the stories of the people who are no longer able to speak.
7 Days in Entebbe – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Based on real events, this gripping drama – starring Rosamund Pike – details the daring rescue mission of the passengers taken hostage in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 when their flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Porsha’s Baby Special – Arena, EXPRESS at 2.30pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm
Can’t get enough of your favourite Atlanta Housewives? You’re in luck! This three-part special follows Porsha Williams and fiancé Dennis McKinley as they prepare to welcome their first child – daughter Pilar Jhena.
Game of Thrones, s8 – FOX SHOWCASE, 11am EXPRESS, ENCORE at 8.30pm
We’re so excited to be back in Westeros once more – for this, the final season. Today’s episode marks the halfway point and we can’t wait to see what unfolds. Don’t forget to stick around for Thrones 360: LIVE straight after the evening encore when James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen, and some special guests, will analyse the episode.
Tuesday, April 30
Attenborough: Bowerbirds – The Art of Seduction – Animal Planet, 7.30pm
Did you know that bowerbirds are considered the greatest architects of the animal kingdom? And what about the males being obsessed with sex? Sir David Attenborough looks at the extravagant antics of this fascinating creature.
What We Do in the Shadows – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
If you haven’t yet caught this mockumentary series about three vampires living in a New York City sharehouse, then do yourself a favour and check out a fresh episode of this debut comedy (a spin-off of the hit New Zealand film) that arrives tonight. You won’t be sorry!
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead – Discovery Channel, 1.54pm
Veteran coroner Graham Hetrick uses his vast knowledge and experience to help ensure that grieving families get the justice they seek for their loved ones as he turns his attention to solving compelling homicides.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Store
In this final instalment in the trilogy, the appearance of a female Night Fury dragon forces Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and loyal Toothless to leave their comfort zone on a quest to protect everything they hold dear.
Teen Wolf, s6 – Binge., from 9am
Superhuman Month has kept everyone enthralled by the supernatural, with marathons of programs including Legacies, Grimm, Supergirl and A Discovery of Witches. Now, the action comes to a close with Teen Wolf, starring Tyler Posey as a high-school student by day and werewolf by night.
Wednesday, May 1
The 100, s6 – FOX8, 8.30pm
If you haven’t caught the trailer yet for season six of this brilliant sci-fi drama, then brace yourself, it’s about to head into some thrilling places as the series moves into its “Book Two” phase. When we last left our heroes, they were traveling to a new planet in cryo-sleep. But the beautiful world they discover may not be exactly the haven they had hoped for…
24 Hours In Police Custody, s4 – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm
Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when the authorities are cracking a case? Don’t miss the return of this series which follows the officers of England’s Bedfordshire Police as they go about their daily work investigating large-scale crimes. It’s gripping stuff.
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, s2 – UKTV, 9.40pm
Alan Davies returns for more side-splitting improvised banter and entertaining stories with some of his funny pals and guests. As always, you can depend upon the conversation to spiral into utter nonsense, before they ultimately decide what the episode should be called!
The Favourite – Store
Set in the early 18th century at the court of England’s Queen Anne, this very unique tragicomedy boasts a cracking cast – Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz – and picked up a whopping 10 Oscar nominations earlier this year, culminating in a win for Colman’s hilarious performance. This tale of lust, amour and deceit centres on the arrival of a new servant in the royal household, whose charm leads to a battle to be the ruler’s favourite.
USS Franklin: Honor Restored – HISTORY, 7.30pm
This special brings to life the compelling tale of WWII aircraft carrier USS Franklin. Nicknamed “Big Ben”, the vessel survived a Japanese air attack in March 1945 despite losing more than 800 crew. Coupled with moving images are interviews with survivors, who share their intimate and emotional memories of the disaster that would change their lives forever.
Thursday, May 2
Aussie Gold Hunters, s4 – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
It’s time to hunt down the biggest and toughest season ever of this popular local series. Some favourites are back, and there’s a new team at the forefront of the action. Long-time pals and prospectors Mick and Neville – aka the Victoria Diggers – waste no time indeed shaking up the goldfields. The stakes are high as the pursuit to strike it rich reaches fever pitch.
Whitney – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Whitney Houston remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time, her powerful voice propelling her into pop superstardom. However, she also had a troubled past, and some demons to battle. This documentary makes use of exclusive footage and recordings as well as interviews with those who knew the talented singer best to paint a comprehensive portrait of this icon.
For The People, s2 – Universal Channel, 8.30pm
This legal drama (yet another top series from powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes) returns for a new season so it’s time to check in on the lives and loves of the young lawyers working at the Southern District Federal Court in New York City. The ambitious attorneys are put to the test immediately in this first episode when a US Senator is killed.
George Clarke’s Old House, New Home, s3 – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
Restoration man George Clarke is to the rescue once again, transforming beautiful historic houses into modern masterpieces whilst still maintaining their heritage charm. Tackling two properties each episode, watch and be inspired by Clarke as he comes up with some super-smart solutions.
Sister Wives, s8 – TLC, 8.30pm
This reality series follows the Brown clan, headed by Kody and his four wives. In this new season, there are wedding bells for Aspyn (daughter of Kody and Christine) and Mitch, but it’s not all necessarily good times for the whole family. Some old wounds will be reopened, there’ll be a a medical crisis, and some will leave the nest. And that’s just the tip of the drama iceberg!
Friday, May 3
Hyundai A-League – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 7pm (PLEASE NOTE: Specific times and dates to be confirmed depending on which teams qualify)
It’s hard to believe that we’re here again! It’s the pointy end for the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League Championship as the elimination finals get under way. Can defending premiers Sydney FC make it all the way through to the Grand Final once more? Or can Perth Glory, who have already clinched the Premiership title, cap a brilliant season by winning the Championship trophy? The only certainty? You don’t want to miss a second.
Glass – Store
Fancy a Friday night in? You can’t go past this chiller by master director M Night Shyamalan that brings together characters from his previous films Unbreakable and Split. Bruce Willis reprises his role as David Dunn who finds himself incarcerated alongside archenemy Elijah Price, aka Mr Glass (Samuel L Jackson) and Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy) the serial killer with 24 personalities. Group therapy with these guys is both terrifying, and also entertaining.
Codes and Conspiracies – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
If you love a good conspiracy theory or some riveting revelations, this is for you. Discover the shocking truth behind the world’s most iconic institutions, locations and historic events. Take a deep dive into the world’s gold deposits, embark on a tour of secret prisons and much more.
Gotti: Godfather & Son – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
A compelling documentary that centres on the final exchange between John Gotti Jr and his dying father John Gotti Sr. Through exclusive interview footage, the series offers incredible insight into their relationship, and how they succeeded in the notorious New York Gambino crime family.
America’s Wild Spaces – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm
Feel like a bit of a breather and taking some time in some beautiful surrounds? Do all that without leaving the couch thanks to this series which goes into some of America’s most stunning national parks, including the ultimate wild space – The Grand Canyon.
Saturday, May 4
2019 Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
Feel like a marathon of AFL action? Today’s triple-header has you sorted. It all kicks off with a Melbourne and Hawthorn stoush live from the MCG. Then the Sydney Swans will try their best to unsettle the Brisbane Lions when they head up to The Gabba at 4.30pm,which you can also watch in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K. Then settle in for the night, and let the Western Bulldogs and Richmond Tigers entertain you when they do battle at Marvel Stadium at 7.25pm.
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: PIRTEK Perth SuperNight – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 5pm (TBC)
Last August in Sydney saw the first Supercars night race in 21 years. Now its Perth’s turn, as Barbagallo Raceway hosts this special event, the only SuperNight in this year’s calendar, and the first to be held under lights in Western Australia. After some preliminary events, the first race gets underway tonight at 6.35pm (TBC), and then the main event will get underway tomorrow night at the same time.
PLEASE NOTE: For all Supercars screening times check the EPG or foxtel.com.au/tvguide
NASA’s Unexplained Files, s4 – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
We’ve all heard various outlandish stories about UFOs. However if information comes from the definitive space agency, NASA, it gives it far more credibility. This series examines NASA’s archives to uncover the myriad of mysteries and unusual encounters, discoveries and sightings recorded. Will you believe?
You Were Never Really Here – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
This psychological thriller tells the story of Joe, a hired gun man (Joaquin Phoenix) who uses brutal methods to rescue girls in danger. When a job spirals out of control, he’s plunged into a world of corruption and violence. Phoenix won the Best Actor award at Cannes for the role – and justifiably so, with a masterful performance in this engrossing movie.
Mad Max Triple – Movie Greats, from 6.50pm
What’s better than one Mad Max movie? How about three Mad Max movies back-to-back! These iconic Australian action films starring Mel Gibson made the world sit up and take notice. Gibson plays the titular Max, a police officer in a post-apocalyptic world who acts as a vigilante helping those in need.
Sunday, May 5
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 1.30pm
It’s time for the final games of Round 8. The Knights tackle the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium. With Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck displaying the great form we expect, his team will be formidable opponents if they follow suit. Then the Eels confront the Dragons. The hosts may be the favourites, but we certainly don’t count out the Dragons this season, especially now the team has twice the Sims power, with Korbin joining brother Tariq in the line-up.
Young Moms Club – MTV, 5.55pm
This is the mothers’ group everyone wants to be a part of. Spend time with young mums and childhood friends Heather, Chandlar, Nikki, Nicole, Alyssa and Cheyenne who rely on each other as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting. They’ll see each other through love-life sagas, career quandaries and other challenges, as only good pals can.
Best Room Wins – Arena, 6.30pm
It’s paint samples at ten paces in this new series hosted by interiors expert Genevieve Gorder and Elle Décor magazine’s Whitney Robinson. They’ll watch and judge as some top designers endeavour to curate a room makeover for couples who can’t afford the splurge. Working within a strict budget, can these cool creators come up with something fabulous?
Houdini’s Last Secrets – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
It’s hard not to still marvel at the death-defying performances of the illustrious Harry Houdini — and many of his hair-raising stunts and astonishing illusions have remained a mystery. Until now! In this fascinating docuseries, a team of experts set out to uncover how he pulled off some jaw-dropping acts.
Postcode Playdates – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
It’s really through play dates that we first get to know about how different families and cultures work, and in this adorable British series, children from the same neighbourhood but from all sorts of different backgrounds hang out and learn what things are like on the other side of the street.
^ Selected programming available to stream on demand across internet connected Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on Foxtel Now and on devices via Foxtel Go. Foxtel Now customers please note: The following channels are not available on Foxtel Now: BoxSets, 13th STREET, Binge., SYFY, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Style, BBC World News, CNBC. Foxtel Now customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT, Adults Only, or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to Foxtel Now.